Company Creates Sarcasm Punctuation Mark

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    Some company created a sarcasm punctuation mark. How useful! And, at only a $1.99 it is a real bargain too (insert sarcasm punctuation here plz)!

     
  2. Kaos_Drem

    Kaos_Drem Gawd

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    Brilliant idea...never going to work.
     
  3. Azhar

    Azhar Fixing stupid since 1972

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    Hmm. No.

    Sarcasm punctuations depends on what the sarcasm is, usually including italics to emphasize sarcasm, and on forums, followed by a rolleye emote.

    Really? :rolleyes:
     
  4. Dekoth

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    I would rather people have to try and figure out if I am being sarcastic or not. It is far more entertaining to watch people twist themselves in a knot over assumptions. The punctuation takes all the fun out of it.
     
  5. JediFonger

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    there's already one:
    ;)

    duh.
     
  6. duncansil

    duncansil Limp Gawd

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    Just what every needs ... a way to make it blatantly obvious that you are being sarcastic. How did we ever survive with out it ? <-- excuse old fashioned puncuation
     
  7. ml_paladin888

    ml_paladin888 Gawd

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    or one could just use the tried and true
    "</sarcasm>"
     
  8. Riftsaw

    Riftsaw 2[H]4U

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    Looks like an upside-down embryo. Single eye on the side and all.

    Please don't tell me I'm the only one that thinks that, that would be most excellent.:rolleyes:
     
  9. leSLIe

    leSLIe Ima Prolapsed Asshole

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    a sarcasm punctuation mark?

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Zerikin Loukbel

    Zerikin Loukbel Limp Gawd

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    The real question is are they being sarcastic about their press release? :)
     
  11. Dreaz

    Dreaz [H]ard|Gawd

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    That isn't sarcasm.
     
  12. Actuary

    Actuary [H]ardness Supreme

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    How useful! /sarcasm
     
  13. zombiebeat

    zombiebeat [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yeah, like we need a sarcasm punctuation mark.
     
  14. the-one1

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    But we do. So shut the f.....OH, you were being sarcastic.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. hamm3rhead

    hamm3rhead Gawd

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    We absolutely need this.
     
  16. MisterSparkle

    MisterSparkle [H]ard|Gawd

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    Oh, good, just what we always wanted.
     
  17. alg7_munif

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    Looks like a nipple... :rolleyes:
     
  18. iansilv

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    I think this is a great idea!
     
  19. iansilv

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    Wait- now... are you being serious?
     
  20. Mr. Pedantic

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    No joke, that is seriously the most stupid and out-of-place punctuation mark I have ever seen. Maybe good for some Mesoamerican language, but for English? Yeah, right.
     
  21. Neb

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    Sure is difficult to tell without that sarcasm punctuation mark isn't it?
     
  22. MisterSparkle

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  23. pgwalsh

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    I like the original one more. It actually makes more sense to me. Yes all the way back in 1887 they had the idea.

    Original Mark
     
  24. MisterSparkle

    MisterSparkle [H]ard|Gawd

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    PS. The best part of sarcasm online, is people being unsure whether it's sarcasm or not, thus creating the sar-chasm.
     
  25. pgwalsh

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    Yes, but too many people ride the line between being sarcastic and just being a plain a-hole and calling is sarcasm. I think we should have an a-hole mark as well, just so you can let people know that even you think you're an a-hole. Maybe a circle with a dot in the middle.
     
  26. biiscit

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    I like it! Sarcasm doesn't express well over the internet.
     
  27. MisterSparkle

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    Hmm, could work. Testing time :D

    I think that's a brilliant idea (o)



    There, sarcasm and a-holism in one sentence :D
     
  28. pgwalsh

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    ;):D
     
  29. weebling1

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    so I've been using the wrong one all these years? :p
     
  30. -(Xyphox)-

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    leave it up to a michigan company to create this
     
  31. ZenOps

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    No, what they really need, and what this board needs - Is the facefalm smiley face.
     
  32. Wotok

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    The best part about sarcasm is trying to slide it by the listener/reader. Why would you spoil that fun by making it blatantly obvious?
     
  33. rogue_jedi

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    It's just the Chick-Fil-A logo upside-down.
     
  34. beowulf7

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    What a steal at just $2! :rolleyes:
     
  35. tjmagneto

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    That was a great article, thanks for sharing. Really. I mean it. Honestly.
     
  36. Righty

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    [​IMG][/QUOTE]


    [​IMG][/QUOTE]

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  38. masamune

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    That would be like using </statement> or </question>. It's only there because of lack of a better mark.

    There should be a way to express emotion in written text. Some of that is handled by smileys and those are easy enough to write, even without forum software converting them to images, but sarcasm doesn't seem to have one. In person, you can just use the inflection of your voice or body language to denote sarcasm.

    One smiley that I think is ingenious is the shifty-eyes.
    <_<
    >_>
     
  39. MisterSparkle

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    Boy with propeller hat

    |-(|:)
     
  40. Riftsaw

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    o_(O); <----- monocle